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The flowers this morning are given by Neil Baker in honor of two special ladies in his life; his wife, Nancy and daughter, Rebecca as they celebrate their December birthdays.
GIFT WRAPPING - The Summer Shine Circle will do your gift wrapping for you: Friday, December 2 from 6-8 pm and Saturday, December 10 from noon-4 pm. The Nancy K Perry Children’s Shelter will be the recipient of all donations collected.
The Christmas Cantata will be December 11 during the Worship Service
PSUMC’s Angel Tree will be on display in the narthex beginning Sunday, November 20th until Sunday, December 18. Angels for selection will be placed on the tree on November 20th and complete instructions are on the back of the Angel tag. Thank you for sharing your Christmas love and generosity with others in our community this holiday season! Contact Sarah Shuler (803-451-1182) or Christy Hannon (803-413-1545) for further information.
The following items are needed for God’s Helping Hands: Mac/cheese, grits, fruit juices, jellies, jiffy cornbread, cookies, spaghetti sauce, cooking oil.
Service of Worship
Platt Springs United Methodist Church
West Columbia, SC
December 4, 2022 (2nd Sunday of Advent) – 11:00 A.M.
*Prelude Sherri Cafaro
Welcome and Announcements Pastor Debbie
Recognition of December Birthdays
Call to Worship
L: Get ready, people of God! The time of hope and peace is at hand.
P: We are called to action rather than reaction.
L: Open your hearts to God’s word and God’s will.
P: Help us to be workers for God rather than observers.
L: Come, draw near to God in faith.
P: Let us prepare our hearts to receive the wondrous gifts of God. AMEN.
*Hymn “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus” UMH #196
Reading & Lighting the Advent Wreath Jeff, Debbie & Jessica Jones
Old Testament Isaiah 11:1-10 Debbie Jones
Young Disciples Pastor Debbie
*Gospel Reading Matthew 3:1-12
Sermon “Preparing the Way” Pastor Debbie
Worshipping God with Our Tithes & Offerings
*Doxology “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow” No. 95
A Service of Holy Communion
Gluten free bread is available for Communion.
(The Communion Rail offering goes to the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund.)
*Sending Forth “ Hark! the Herald Angels Sing” UMH # 240
*Benediction Prepare for the coming of the Lord! Make way in your hearts for love! Get rid of all anger and fear, for God is about to bring incredible light to the world! Go in peace and confidence as witnesses to God’s love. AMEN
*Postlude Sherri Cafaro
Please pray for all of our healthcare workers and first
responders and everyone who has been affected by COVID-19.
In Assisted Living
Soldier from 122nd In Bn, friend of Dana Hooper
Jeff Hoover, friend of Betty Bradley
Mike Haltiwanger, nephew of Sharon Grecu
Sallie Pringle, friend of Stan Weston
Louis Stell and family, uncle of Debra Moore
Jennifer Hall, friend of Becky Cobb
Brent Jackson, Rebecca Nobbs nephew
Julie Bergeman, Vince Rhodes’ niece
Ronnie Hill, friend of Wanda Young
Sharon Strickland, cousin of Butch Gause and niece of Louise Schultz
Katrina Mekins, friend of Rishkofski family
Margaret Boyd, Linda Swittenberg’s aunt
Larry Jackson, Rebecca Nobbs brother
Ed Rollison, friend of Roger Kinard
Bryant Herring, friend of Roger Kinard
Kendra Sigmon, daughter of Sandy Cobia’ s friend
Ron Hankinson, friend of John Lowder
Marilyn Lambert Koon
Mary Ann Cooper, Cay Houck’s sister
John Moore, Debra Moore’s Brother-in-Law
Liz Wilmont, friend of Liz Timmons (Betty Rogers’ daughter)
Terry Hughey, friend of David Busby
The family of Chris and Kay Mitchum on the loss of his mother
The family of Paul Shumpert
To keep in contact with everyone on our prayer list we're going to clean the names that have been here for several weeks. If your name, or a loved one's name, has been listed here for three weeks, make sure to give Melody at (803)794-3415 or Grace Harper at (803) 796-8166 a call so we'll keep them listed. Thanks and God bless you!
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